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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 22600
Last updated: 24 April 2019
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Time:16:15 UTC
Type:Silhouette image of generic DH82 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
de Havilland DH.82A Tiger Moth
Registration: G-ANFL
C/n / msn: 84617
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Minor
Location:Little Snoring Airfield, Thursford Road, Little Snoring, Fakenham, Nor -   United Kingdom
Phase: Approach
Departure airport:Swanton Morley, Norfolk (EG96)
Destination airport:Little Snoring, Norfolk (EG96)
Investigating agency: AAIB
The aircraft departed Swanton Morley and flew to Little Snoring to carry out training for a pilot who held a Private Pilot's Licence, but was inexperienced on the Tiger Moth. On joining the circuit, the wind was observed to be straight down Runway 25 and probably 10 to 15 kt. The aircraft was positioned for a glide approach to Runway 25 with the handling pilot in the rear seat.

The approach was flown at 50 kt with the intended point of landing just beyond the threshold. Both the pilot and witnesses on the ground considered that the approach was normal until, at about 20 yds short of the threshold and at a height of about 10 feet, the aircraft began to sink rapidly. It contacted the ground heavily on its left wheel and turned through about 120 before coming to rest.

The pilot considered that the cause of the accident was wind shear close to the ground.

Damage sustained to airframe: Per the AAIB report "Substantial damage to landing gear and propeller"


1. AAIB:
2. CAA:

Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: AAIB
Status: Investigation completed
Download report: Final report


Photo of G-ANFL courtesy

Woburn / Woburn Abbey [ Off-Airport ]
18 August 2013; (c) Malcolm Clarke

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Revision history:

27-Aug-2008 20:51 JINX Added
27-Aug-2008 20:58 JINX Updated
27-Nov-2014 15:49 Dr. John Smith Updated [Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Embed code, Narrative]
25-Jun-2016 21:07 Dr.John Smith Updated [Location, Source, Narrative]

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